What is a .MID File And How To Open It – Pitney Bowes Software (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .mid extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .mid file extension and how to open it.

What is a .MID file?

The file extension .MID is from MapInfo Data File.The developer of this file extension is Pitney Bowes Software. This GIS software file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .mid file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .MID file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .MID file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .MID file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .mid file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GDAL software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Pitney Bowes MapInfo and GDAL.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .MID file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GDAL software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .MID file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .mid file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GDAL software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use GDAL software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .MID file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GDAL software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .MID file?

If you cannot open the .MID file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .MID file.mid – MIDI File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .MID file with the GDAL, Pitney Bowes MapInfo programs on Windows and GDAL software on Linux.